Thursday, January 25, 2007

the bull's head


Many years ago I went to hear the great JIMMY WITHERSPOON singin' and swingin' the blues at the Bull's Head pub in Richmond.

I've drawn him here - as I remember him - without looking at photos to remind me of his features.
I think he was with Dick Morrisey's group that saturday afternoon.

For those who are interested:
JAZZ ME BLUES: THE BEST OF JIMMY WITHERSPOON. (PRESTIGE/FANTASY)
You can download it for a song...

6 comments:

Stef said...

I'll listen to this, I'm starting to listen to Jazz now, just got Coltrane "a love supreme" and Miles Davies "kind of blue" which I love.

limbolo said...

Spoon's blues were urban, but less urbane than Miles and Coltrane.
The Prestige album cherry-picks from his best period: the 50's and 60's, when he was recording with stellar sidemen: Ben Webster, Pepper Adams, Gerry Mulligan, Kenny Burrell, Harry Edison, T-Bone Walker...All the good guys.
Enjoy.

Greg said...

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Thanks.

Elliot said...

I have returned to this image repeatedly since you posted it.

limbolo said...

Many Happy returns.

Marcelo Braga said...

What a wonderfull silhouet!
It sure tells everything...